There I am above, doing what I love to do…scour the yardsales! This is when I picked up the cute little birdsnest with eggs. That’s a giant life sized George Bush there in the pic beyond me. Wonder if anyone bought him?
Saturday was my big day in the Birmingham News! It was very exciting to get the paper from curbside around 6:00 a.m. to see the article about my yardsaling and thrifting prowess live and in person. I really think the reporter did a great job capturing my enthusiasm with yardsaling and it seems to have been conveyed very well in the article (thank you Mary!). It was actually 2 articles, one on our outdoor space redo which also incorporated yardsale finds and that kicked off the other article on the facing page all about the yardsale finds that I’ve scored over the years. Hopefully, the yardsale tips will come in handy for others out there who want to get into this too. I promise that anyone can learn to yardsale with abandon!
Here’s the online link (thanks, Toni!) if you don’t want to squint to read this scanned version:
See the big clock I’m hauling out of there? I should have showed the front of it as I was walking. You can see I wasn’t paying a lot of attention to the photographer, but was pretty excited about my treasures and purposefully getting them to my car.
It’s a little tricky to follow the paragraphs since I had to cut the article to scan it, but just follow the page down below and then it wraps back up to the above part. You can see how the 2 fit together if you look closely. And if you click the link above, it will take you to the online version of the newspaper, much easier to read.
My lamp redo even got a very honorable mention and I was happy it made the cut.
The patio redo feature
I was so honored to get this very good press in the Birmingham News and it should jumpstart my business now. I’ve already gotten a call from it. Living in a smaller city has some great advantages. This would never happen in Atlanta!
Thank you ALL for being such great friends over the last few months. I so appreciate all of you for supporting my blog and my dreams!
Birmingham girls: I’ve had several of you asking about going yardsaling with me, so in September, I’m going to plan a yardsale outing and anyone who wants to tag along can do so. There should be some fun neighborhood sales coming up by then.
What a wonderful article Rhoda. This will surly help jump start your new business venture.
Your advice was so concise and truly informative.
The pictures were great and the writer really did a good job with the text. Very entertaining to read as well as descriptive.
Nancy Hood says
Yay Rhoda!! So proud for you!!! I always love coming to your site, ’cause I always leave having learned something useful~
Cindy ~ My Romantic Home says
How exciting! That is great that they mentioned your blog and your business! Now I want to go hit some yard sales and it’s only Monday!
Congrats on becoming famous!!! You deserve it; you are such a nice person and you really work hard! Thanks for the nice comments on my blog too; Murphy sends you a big bulldog hug! As do Niles,Zoey and Bitsy (Sydney) I wish I lived in your area; I’d love to go thrifting with you too! Merrie
Congratulations Rhonda! How wonderful. You are doing an amazing job and you should be so proud. Great Job, I would love to see the clock! Many Blessings, Dana
Mary Isabella says
A;; I can say is woow way to go!!! Have a great Tuesday….mary
Mrs. Trixi says
Rhoda, you are famous. How exciting!! It’s a great article. Thanks for sharing.
CONGRATULATIONS RHODA!! What a wonderful article!
Wow, Rhoda! Congratulations! What a great article they did on you.
Melissa Wertz says
Rhoda, I was cleaning out our African Queen’s, uh I mean… Grey’s cage last night and (I am ashamed to say, but that is when I go thru the news paper…) and I found your article! Of course, I could not let Zoey make a nest out of your article. I used a different section of the paper, like the sports section to line her cage instead. 😉
Loved reading it. I love the below deck make over. I need to do something similar. It is on a list of things to do before I die.
I do not have the patience for yard sales. Once, when dd was first born, I needed some specific photo propts and a little pumpkin seat thingy. A friend at church who yard sales all the time took my money and shopping list, got all my stuff, and brought me change. I was most impressed! And everything was new and in mint condition!
Good job and congrats on the article!
What a great write-up! I am so with you, girl, on this one. There is nothing like the thrill of finding the perfect treasure!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!
Mind Your Manors says
How AWESOME are you!! They came across a real “find” when they features you!
Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall says
Rhoda, I am so excited for you! Did you ever think such a thing?!?!?! Glad that even more people can be blessed by your inspiration!